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  • Man scales Vatican scaffolding in message to pope

    January 1, 2013 8:17 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - A man has scaled the scaffolding around St. Peter's Square and draped a banner calling on Pope Benedict XVI to "Stop Terrorism." The man identified himself on the banner as Julian Jungarean, a Romanian who has previously scaled the colonnade around the piazza. Witnesses say uniformed... more »
  • St. Charles scales back replacement science lab

    April 13, 2012 7:34 AM

    LULING, La. (AP) - Plans for a science lab at Luling Elementary School will be scaled back because all nine bids were over budget. The St. Charles Parish School Board got $934,800 from the Louisiana Recovery Authority to replace the lab destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. But The Times-Picayune reports that... more »
  • Gingrich scales back his presidential campaign

    March 28, 2012 6:42 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Newt Gingrich is dramatically curtailing his campaign schedule, laying off about a third of his staff and dismissing his campaign manager as he focuses on a last-ditch effort to win the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention. Gingrich's strategy hinges on preventing front-runner Mitt Romney... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board scales back construction

    October 12, 2010 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A sharp falloff in sales tax revenue in 2009 is forcing the East Baton Rouge Parish school system to scale down hundreds of millions of dollars worth of planned construction between now and 2019. Superintendent John Dilworth released some initial proposals Monday calling, among other... more »
  • Off Kilter Scales & Gas Pumps Could Cost Both Consumers & Sellers Money

    May 30, 2010 4:03 PM

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Ever stop to think about how much difference a slightly off-kilter scale or gas pump could cost you and other customers? Nationally, the stakes could be a staggering $7 trillion - for both customers and sellers. That estimate comes from the National Institute of Standards and... more »

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